Rank #1: The Yes Brain Child: More Resilient, Independent and Creative Kids with Dr Tina Payne Bryson
Children can often act out or shut down when faced with a setback or a tricky issue like homework, food or screen time. Our guest calls the ‘No Brain’ response. But you can help develop the ability to cope, solve their own problems and thrive by nurturing the ‘Yes Brain’.
Drawing on her successful work with thousands of parents and children from all backgrounds, our guest provides the advice, tools and activities to help parents and children of all ages.
This is what the ‘Yes Brain’ approach looks like in action:
*A 5-year-old boy thinks about his first day at school and says, ‘I’m nervous but I’ll give it a try.’
*An 8-year-old girl says, ‘I’d like to join the football team, even though none of my friends like football.’
*A 14-year-old boy looks at a test he’s earned a D- for and says, ‘That’s not the mark I wanted but it’s not the end of the world. I’ll ask the teacher how I can improve.’
I would like to add to all that a Yes Brain is what we need in business environments today. A mind open to possibility and with the ability to control emotion and recognise when fear is a blocker. So please do listen to this show as a parent, a corporate innovator, change-maker or out of pure curiosity.
We welcome the author of “The Yes Brain Child: Help Your Child be More Resilient, Independent and Creative”, Dr Tina Payne Bryson, thank you
Yes and No brains
The Prefrontal Cortex
Social and Emotional Intelligence
Intuition and Morality
Simple tools to help activate the Yes Brain
More about Tina here:
Aug 08 2019
Rank #2: The Beginning of Infinity, Explanations That Transform the World, David Deutsch
A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers.
Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous.
Our guest is a multiple award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation and argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavour.
This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach. We are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve.
He applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species.
We welcome David Deutsch, Fellow of the Royal Society, a pioneer in quantum computing, visiting Professor of physics at the Centre for Quantum Computation at Oxford University, multiple TED Talker, optimist and author of The Beginning of Infinity, Explanations That Transform the World.
What David calls good explanations.
Error as unavoidable in the growth of knowledge.
The misconception that knowledge needs authority to be genuine or reliable
All scientific theories are testable conjectures
Every explanation begins with conjecture
The growth of knowledge consists of correcting misconceptions in our theories
The Principle of Mediocrity
The Spaceship Earth metaphor
We touch very lightly on the Multiverse
More about David here:
Feb 12 2019
Rank #3: EP 96: Start Reverse with André Wiringa
Our guest is Chief Xperience Officer (CXO) and Managing Partner at Solutions Unlimited. He is the author of the wonderful book Start Reverse. In this must-listen chat,
Andre tells us about the philosophy of starting in reverse, of flipping marketing on its head to become “customering”. Customering means starting with the customer every touchpoint of your brand. Andre tells us this means empowering your people and including them as main vehicles to the customer.
We talk experience economy, in-store experience, business as theatre, leaders as directors and workers as cast members.
We chat about the purpose economy, including how we must have our own personal purpose to align with that of an organisation.
Andre tells us about EPIC leadership, reverse leadership, game-changing brands, game-changer principles and thinking in 5D. This is an awesome interview.
"There are no markets; there are only customers! Therefore, we must stop marketing in all of its manifestations. Think reverse and start customering.”
Find out about Andre and the book here: http://startreverse.com/product/reverse-journey-book-2/
Apr 14 2018
Rank #4: The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain with Iain McGilchrist
Drawing on a vast body of experimental research, our guest argues that while our left brain makes for a wonderful servant, it is a very poor master. As he shows, it is the right side, which is the more reliable and insightful. Without it, our world would be mechanistic – stripped of depth, colour, and value.
We welcome the author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, Iain McGilchrist
Iain’s website: http://iainmcgilchrist.com/
The RSA animation Iain refers to: https://youtu.be/dFs9WO2B8uI
Jordan Peterson and Iain having a chat: https://youtu.be/ea4mEnsTv6Q
Nov 07 2019
Rank #5: EP 86: The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance
We discuss strategies to improve our lives by understanding how to maximise the brain. This great conversation includes thoughts on sleep, exercise, brain training, meditation, ageing, children and technology and much more.
You can find out more about Friederike and her work and where to by the book here:
Feb 18 2018
Rank #6: EP 29: What is your AQ? Grit, Resilience and Growth Mindset, A Leadership Special
Mar 23 2017
Rank #7: The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity with Byron Reese
We welcome serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO, of GigaOM and author of “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity” Byron Reese.
The evolution of our brains
Fire as the first technology
Distribution of Labour
The Beginning of Wealth
The Beginning of ownership
The shift to agriculture
The age of computation
Artificial General Intelligence
The limitation of Robotics
Our human potential
We mention digital dementia during the show, here is a piece I wrote on it: https://medium.com/thethursdaythought/planet-of-the-ai-pes-digital-dementia-and-digital-zombies-f4f3454ca664
More about Byron here:
May 18 2019
Rank #8: Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life with author Brian Solis
Lifescale is a journey of self-discovery and growth. It's about getting back into balance and remastering our destinies.
Author Brian Solis knows first-hand. He struggled with distraction and all of its ill-effects. To get his life back, he developed a set of techniques, exercises, and thought experiments designed to tame the chaos, and positively and productively navigate our day-to-day lives.
Instead of falling victim to the never-ending cycle of newsfeeds, Likes, addictive apps, and boredom scrolling (aka the endless scroll), we can learn to manage our time and inspire our own lives to bring meaning back—without sacrificing the benefits that our devices bring us.
This episode is shorter than usual because our guest has just started a new business, you can find Brian Solis here: https://www.briansolis.com/
Oct 17 2019
Rank #9: EP 110: The Truth about Consumers and the Psychology of Shopping - Consumer.ology with Philip Graves
With corporate risk aversion at an all-time high, it’s no surprise that marketing professionals increasingly reach for market research to support their strategies. Then, if products and marketing campaigns fail, they blame the research.
While this episode is invaluable for all business owners and marketers – it will equally help us understand any customer better, but also understand ourselves.
Today’s guest has had no hesitation in calling out a multi-billion dollar industry for its frailties and suggesting a better way. We welcome consumer behaviour expert and author of the best-seller ‘Consumerology: The Truth about Consumers and the Psychology of Shopping’, Philip Graves
Focus groups versus real life situations
Why Asking Is Fruitless
Brand Fails such as New Coke and The Post Office rebranding as Consignia
How brands like Red Bull succeeded in face of bad focus group research
Simplification and Stickiness
The misattributing of consultancy spend
The importance of the entrepreneurial gut feeling
The importance of Social proof
The biases that sway our decisions
The AFECT Model Analysis (of behavioural data) Frame (of mind) “Environment” “Covert study” “Timeframe”
You can find out more about Philip including where to buy his book here: http://philipgraves.net/
Jul 14 2018
Rank #10: No More Feedback: Cultivate Consciousness at Work with Carol Sanford
But does it help employees realise their full potential?
Does feedback improve a company’s bottom line?
No More Feedback is book one in our guest’s new Toxic Practice book series.
The book disrupts commonly held beliefs to reveal the following:
Why feedback undermines employee development
The impact feedback has on our 3 core human capabilities
The alternative that leads to self-regulating employees
Utilising examples from her decades of work, learn the flaws in the feedback trap and build conditions for employees to flourish for long-term success.
We welcome author of “No More Feedback: Cultivate Consciousness at Work”, Carol Sanford, welcome to the show
Oct 31 2019
Rank #11: EP 89: How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus and Sharpen Your Concentration with Joseph Cardillo PhD
In a world vying for our attention, if we can become masters of this attention, we can lead happier more present lives.
Dr Joseph Cardillo is this week’s guest. He is a martial artist, doctor and author of: ’Body Intelligence - Harness Your Body's Energies for Your Best Life’, ‘The Five Seasons’, ‘Your Playlist Can Change Your Life’, ‘Be Like Water’, ‘Bow to Life’ and the focus of today’s show Can I Have Your Attention? How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus and Sharpen Your Concentration’.
We explore some of the attention building exercises and processes outlined in his book and how we can reset our increasing attention deficit. We discuss how we can maximise our attention at work, in key moments where we are about to “lose our mind”.
We discuss how we can give our children the tools for better sleep as well as ourselves. We touch on how we can be victims of unintentional bias. Finally, Joseph emphasises the merits of meditation and the myriad benefits it can give us.
You can find out more about Joe and find all his books here:
Mar 04 2018
Rank #12: EP 95: How to Communicate Thanks and Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr Paul White
In this ear-opening chat, we realise how we can improve our company by changing our language.
We look at the problems, there are a lot of them:
90% of American Companies have a recognition programme
Yet, most workers receive no recognition!
The No.1 reason people leave their jobs is not feeling appreciated
67% say more motivated by praise than anything else
Labour turnover is one of the significant causes of declining productivity and sagging morale
Visible costs to turnover:
More importantly, we explore the solutions with the 5 languages of appreciation:
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
Enjoy and find out more about Dr Paul White here: http://www.drpaulwhite.com/
Here is the post Paul mentioned during the show:
Apr 07 2018
Rank #13: EP 133: The Persuasion Code, Neuromarketing with Patrick Renvoisé
Today’s guest is the founder of SalesBrain, the world’s first Neuromarketing agency, built upon two decades of research on the effect of advertising and sales messages on the human brain to create a breakthrough persuasion strategy. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, media psychology and behavioural economics, today’s guest makes understanding the complex science of persuasion simple.
We will discuss the award-winning persuasion model, NeuroMap™, a science-based, comprehensive yet simple step-by-step process that helps develop successful marketing and sales messages.
This strategy of persuasion is useful in both business and personal success.
Today’s guest is the author of the new book, The Persuasion Code: How Neuromarketing Can Help You Persuade Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, Patrick Renvoise
This strategy of persuasion is useful in both business and personal success.
Today’s guest is the author of the new book, The Persuasion Code: How Neuromarketing Can Help You Persuade Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, Patrick Renvoisé
We share some of the 188 cognitive biases
We talk recency bias and primacy bias
We share the candy equation, the gain maximisation bet and the loss avoidance bet
We discuss how the biases can be unlocked to maximise our sales or marketing messages
Patrick shares what is happening with our brains and our emotions and how they impact and guide our choices
Patrick shows how marketers need to create the emotion that nudges people towards your product and brand
Patrick discusses how we can unlock sales using the Salesbrain models and NeuroMap
Patrick shares the 6 stimuli for persuasive messages
We discuss the 6 persuasion elements and the 7 persuasion catalysts
More about Patrick Renvoisé and Neuromarketing here:
The book is here:
Nov 26 2018
Rank #14: EP 114: ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, Amphetamine Abuse, Epidemics with Alan Schwarz
At the current rate, in 2017, half a million American children will be taken to their doctors and be newly diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many of them will receive thoughtful and reasonable evaluations and benefit from medication. Another sizable number will be seen by casual clinicians who either bypass the child’s real problems or give in to his frustrated parents and teachers.
Some of the adolescents will be faking ADHD just to get Adderall for themselves or others. Whatever the actual breakdown, there will be 500,000 new diagnostic visits, millions of follow-ups, tens of millions of pills, and hundreds of millions in sales. Lots of business for everyone.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) will soon be the most frequently diagnosed chronic condition among children, surpassing asthma. Yet research shows that ADHD can't be that prevalent.
On this week’s show, we talk to the author of ADHD Nation, acclaimed New York Times journalist, Pulitzer prize nominee Alan Schwarz.
Alan takes us behind the scenes to tell the full story of this billion-dollar industry.
We talk about the history of ADHD, the history of diagnosis, the marketing of drugs and the mishandling of diagnosis. We also discuss the fake diagnosis problem where pressurized college students are taking ADHD drugs as amphetamines to get through high-pressure college exams.
You can find out more about Alan here:
Aug 08 2018
Rank #15: EP 107: Be More Pirate with social entrepreneur and author Sam Conniff Allende
Be More Pirate draws parallels between the strategy and innovation of legends like Henry Morgan with modern-day rebels, like Elon Musk, Malala and Blockchain, and reveals how to apply their tactics to life and work today.
Social entrepreneur and author Sam Conniff Allende shares the parallels and the principles we can draw to make a difference in our world today for the generations of tomorrow.
Sam shares the 5 key principles practised by pirates, which we can use today:
Rebel - stand up to status quo
Rewrite - bend and rewrite rules
Reorganise - collaborate to achieve scale
Redistribute - fairness, share power
Retell - weaponise your story to establish and spread their legacy
Sam leaves us with the profound message of C.S. Lewis “Good and evil increase at compound interest. That’s why the little decisions we make every day are of infinite importance. the smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may go on to victories you never dreamed of”.
You can find out more about Sam and the book here:
https://www.samconniff.com/ https://www.bemorepirate.com/ http://livity.co.uk/
Jun 26 2018
Rank #16: EP 99: Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future - Martin Ford
Martin Ford is a futurist and the author of the New York Times bestselling "Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future" (winner of the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and translated into more than 20 languages) and "The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future," as well as the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm. He has over 25 years experience in the fields of computer design and software development. He holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an MBA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
We talk: The perfect storm of technology, climate change and technological unemployment
The automation wave Automation replacing human brains as well as brawn Exponential Growth and Moore's Law
Universal Basic Income
His upcoming book 'Architects of the Artifical Intelligence Revolution'
May 03 2018
Rank #17: EP 109: How to Be a Samurai Listener with Cash Nickerson
President of PDS Tech and multiple author and martial artist Cash Nickerson shares how to become a more confident and effective negotiator, listener, speaker, and leader using the way of the Samurai.
The martial arts skills of the Samurai revolve around politeness, self-control, and honesty. By using these traits as business strategies, you will develop an especially powerful tool for dealing with the subtle attacks we often face from colleagues, clients, and others competing for control, eager to succeed at our expense.
We discuss specific pitfalls and specially designed exercises to improve all of your interpersonal interactions. Cash Nickerson draws upon more than thirty years of experience in human resources, the workforce, and his training in martial arts to offer expert instruction to help anyone eager to be more successful.
You can find out more about Cash here: http://cashnickerson.com/
Jul 09 2018
Rank #18: EP 138: The Seven Laws of Guaranteed Growth: BITSING with Frans De Groot
Businesses are on the lookout for the one methodology that singlehandedly helps to achieve their goals, and definitively address issues such as “what needs to done” and “which activities to avoid”.
BITSING is a scientifically proven methodology, which enables you to predict results by using facts in order to be 100% certain of achieving goals. This episode enables factual insight into (positive) financial returns, in advance of executing strategies accordingly.
BITSING can be applied by the biggest multinational to the smallest startup. The 7 laws in this book guide you through the process of improving your business strategy.
How to be Unbeatable
Realise Effective Campaigns
Ensure That You Reach Your Goals
How to get that “first date” with your customer
How to get a commitment from your customer
Author and founder, Frans De Groot explains how this methodology works and how to implement it in your own business. By using examples, illustrations, and insights, Frans provides multiple entry points for readers who want to execute the BITSING strategy accordingly.
As a result of working closely with several universities, the methodology is scientifically validated, in addition to its proven performance within numerous organisations and businesses.
Frans shares how some have experienced exponential growth and reached the magic level of 300%.
This episode offers advice, tools, and direction in what is required in your organisation to achieve goals.
The methodology increases efficiency without sacrificing jobs and has even helped to stimulate employment, including recruiting top talent. BITSING has also boosted employee performance, changed stakeholder behaviour, and optimised work-life balance.
More about Frans here:
The book is available here:
Dec 30 2018
Rank #19: How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening with Julian Treasure
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening?
Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to speak so that people listen – and how to listen so that people feel heard.
Our guest today is a leading sound expert and demonstrates via interviews with world-class speakers, professional performers and CEOs atop their field, the secret lies in developing simple habits that can transform our communication skills, the quality of our relationships and our impact in the world.
We welcome 5 time TED speaker and author of "How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening" Julian Treasure.
How to listen and why we don’t
How Sound impacts us all
How to make sound work for you and improve your wellbeing, effectiveness and happiness
Why listening matters. How listening and speaking affect one another
Our listening filters, and how to use them
How “open workspaces/offices” impact listening
The 7 deadly sins of speaking and listening, and how to avoid them
The 4 leeches of conversation
The 4 Cs of conscious communication: Commitment, Consciousness, Compassion, Curiosity
RASA: (Juice in Sanskrit) - Receive (pay attention to the other person), Appreciate (via little sounds), Summarise, Ask
HARAH: Humility, Awareness, Respect, Attention, Humour
HAIL: Honesty, Authenticity, Integrity, and Love
Some exercises we can do every day
A bonus link for video exercises for Innovation show listeners
Julian has kindly offered our listeners 5 free videos to become a better speaker available here: https://www.juliantreasure.com/innovation/
May 04 2019
Rank #20: Offline: Free Your Mind from Smartphone and Social Media Stress with Søren Kenner
This provocative work shows you how digital devices change individuals and communities for better and worse. A must-read if you or your kids use smartphones or tablets and spend time browsing social networks, playing online games or even just browsing sites with news and entertainment.
Learn how to recognise ‘mind hacks’ and avoid the potentially disastrous side-effects of digital pollution. Unplug from the matrix. Learn digital habits that work for you.
The Impact of Technology on the Brain
Digital Fragmentation Syndrome
The Tsunami of Technology Transformation
BJ Fogg and Captology
FLOW and Life Stories
More about Soren:
Aug 29 2019